Reed, Amy Crazy, 367. Simon Pulse, 2012. $16.99. Language R (68 swears, 78 "f"s), Sexual Content PG-13; Violence PG;
Conner and Izzy have been keeping in touch through email sense the end of camp. Conner knows he's fallen for Izzy and he also knows she wont love him back. Still Conner stays, and Izzy decides to confide in him. At first her emotions that go up and down then up again seem fairly normal to Conner but when Izzy gets to up then crashes way down and seems to be unable to resurface Conner becomes worried. This crazy up up then crash of down beyond any darkness gets wilder and wilder. Soon Conner doesn't know how to help Izzy anymore and is desperate to help her. This story was an amazing eye opener that changed my perspective.
I think that every teen should read it. It clearly showcased how someone can feel like they are normal but everyone else can see that there is something wrong. It was the perfect perspective to gain on someone with a bipolar disorder. I wish that this amazing story could have been told without all the swear words. I am disappointed that this story had such a good message but many won’t hear it because of the language used.
HS - PUBLIC ONLY. Student Reviewer: KU